U.S. Offshore Championship
the Lloyd Phoenix Trophy
Columbia Yacht Club
September 26-28, 2008
Congratulations to Dave and
Kathy Nauber, Bruce Lawrence, Tom Carse, Matthew Konrad, and Don Melillo, who participated as our regions team in the U.S. Offshore
Championship in Chicago sailing on Tartan T-10 sloops. Out of
seven teams they placed third. There were three days of
racing, each day in a different boat selected by lottery.
Please see US Sailing webpage
U.S. Offshore Championships
which contains links to the NOR, Results, Photo Gallery, Daily
Updates and other information.
Permission was obtained from the photographer,
Hanyzewski to link to some of
photos showing the Wolverine crew in action
from our site.
Here's the emails received
from Kathy and Dave which describe the event.
We had fun in Chicago. We were on three
different boats. Each crew picked numbers to see which boat they
would be on. No one could be on the same boat twice. The
photographers website is
each date are pictures taken that day. There was a lot more wind on
Sunday. On Friday and Sunday there are more up close pictures.
Saturday was the distance race.
Friday - Boat 9
Albion - 50258
Saturday - Boat
1 Skidmarks - 40900
Sunday - Boat 6
Hyperion - 30750
The crew that won came from that club and they
are T-10 sailors and are considered the best in the area. In fact
one other crew from Detroit were also T-10 sailors. We actually
placed higher than them overall so we felt good about that. Even
though it is supposed to be a level playing field the boats had some
differences in sail age etc.... It was quite an experience and we
met a lot of great people.
raced on a different boat each day. Albion (white), Skid Marks (flag
blue) and Hyperion (flag blue). The photo in the first email is
Hyperion from day 3. I am expecting some video from day 1 aboard
Albion to be posted on
week. Type in “Albion T-10 sailboat” in the search criteria and
you’ll see a selection of videos from the boat.
The winners of
the event were the local Tartan Ten champions and the second place
team was last year’s winner ( San Diego ), so we had our hands full.
I am really
proud of our crew and am pleased to have managed to place in this
Let me know if
you need anything else and thanks for the coverage. It’s nice.